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audaciously


adjective

  1. extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
  2. extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city’s bright future.
  3. recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
  4. lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.

adjective

  1. recklessly bold or daring; fearless
  2. impudent or presumptuous
adj.

1540s, “confident, intrepid,” from Middle French audacieux, from audace “boldness,” from Latin audacia “daring, boldness, courage,” from audax “brave, bold, daring,” but more often “bold” in a bad sense, “audacious, rash, foolhardy,” from audere “to dare, be bold.” Bad sense of “shameless” is attested from 1590s in English. Related: Audaciously.

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